Family Friendly Dining 2017
Looking for good food and fun for the whole family? These restaurants are sure to deliver both. With a great family atmosphere and kid-friendly menus, these establishments will also put a smile on mom and dad’s faces with their wide selection of food and drinks for adults, too.
If you are looking for a casual place for the family to eat, visit Cosmo’s Pizzeria. Now with two locations in Corolla, you’ll find great food for the whole family. From homemade pizza to delicious salads, sandwiches, wings and more, you’ll love Cosmo’s Pizzeria. Enjoy an extensive selection of unique craft beers or your favorite cocktail. Bring the family to where the locals go for great pizza and more! Conveniently located in the shops of Corolla Light Town Ctr., or visit their new location at the southern entrance to the Currituck Club Resort. Corolla.
Kill Devil’s Frozen Custard
Kill Devil’s Frozen Custard & Beach Fries has been named by Coastal Living magazine as one of “America’s 10 Best Ice Cream Shops on the Coast,” making it the perfect place to bring your active and curious kids. There is plenty of open green space and picnic tables for the restless troops to enjoy and spread out. At Kill Devil’s, custard is made hourly and everything else is prepared to order in their open kitchen. There are plenty of options for vegetarians and those with nut allergies. Kill Devil Hills.
The Lifesaving Station at Sanderling Resort is the perfect place for the family to relax and enjoy coastal cuisine in a casual atmosphere. Located in the Caffey’s Inlet Lifesaving Station No 5, the renovated second level offers sweeping views of the Currituck Sound. Diners will delight in Southern coastal cuisine inspired by the area’s fresh produce and seafood, and the kids are sure to love picking a meal off the Little Lifesaver’s lunch and dinner menu. Duck.
Goombay’s Grill & Raw Bar
The Freaky Frog and Shirley Shark are just two of the unforgettable children’s drinks at Goombay’s. Kids may not remember the movie Jaws, but they will remember getting to pour ‘shark’s blood’ (grenadine syrup) into their own soft drinks and getting to keep the toy shark souvenir. The Caribbean-themed restaurant is bright and colorful and will surprise observant diners with three dimensional sea-life critters who playfully make appearances on the ceiling. Kill Devil Hills.
Barefoot Bernie’s Tropical Grill & Bar
Barefoot Bernie’s offers “your favorite food with a twist” in a fun and casual atmosphere. Their tropically inspired dishes include everything from seafood, steak, and salad to pizzas, sandwiches and pastas. Low calorie and gluten-free options are also available. Kids will love all there is to choose from on the children’s menu and the whole family will dig the island ambiance as they relax and enjoy their meal. Kitty Hawk.
Miller’s Seafood & Steakhouse
Miller’s Seafood and Steakhouse has been pleasing families for nearly 40 years with its creative coastal flare and atmosphere. The breakfast menu is full of favorites like farm fresh eggs, biscuits and gravy, Texas-style French toast, buttermilk pancakes, country ham, and three egg omelets. For dinner guests enjoy angus beef, fresh local seafood, pasta, creative salads and sandwiches, a large children’s menu, all ABC permits, and new this year hand rolled sushi. Families with small children and large parties are always welcome. Kill Devil Hills.
Fuji Steakhouse & Sushi Bar
Dining at Fuji Steakhouse and Sushi Bar is sure to be an experience the family won’t forget – and it’s not just about great food. Watch chefs prepare meals of hibachi shrimp, scallops, chicken, steak, and vegetables while performing dazzling maneuvers with knives, salt and pepper shakers and yes, even flying food! Come out to Fuji for not only amazing dishes, but also entertainment for the whole family. Kill Devil Hills.
Fat Crabs Rib Company
The little ones love Fat Crabs! This quaint, cozy barbeque and seafood restaurant in the heart of Corolla offers a variety kids love and an ultra-causal atmosphere to match. From Steamer pots and BBQ to seafood platters, sandwiches and delicious homemade desserts, Fat Crabs is a great place to grab some delicious food with the family. Kids love exchanging greetings with Timothy the blue crab, too. Outdoor seating and large groups are welcome. Corolla.
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Mike Dianna’s Grill Room
Mike Dianna’s Grill Room is a local favorite. Enjoy dinner in a casual, friendly atmosphere. Favorites include Mike’s Famous Crab Cakes, fried oysters, and Filet Mignon prepared on a live wood grill. With a great kids menu that includes grilled chicken breast and marinated filet mignon kabobs to name a few, the little ones are sure to be happy. Corolla.
Taiko Japanese Restaurant
At Taiko in Nags Head, you’ll love sampling sushi and other Japanese favorites in a family friendly atmosphere. Taiko offers an extensive appetizer menu with everything from edamame beans and baked mussels to baby octopus and tuna tacos. For more traditional Japanese fare, enjoy teriyaki, tempura, and hibachi-prepared meals. A favorite among the little ones are Taiko’s Katsu, the Japanese version of a children’s favorite: chicken tenders. Nags Head.
Outer Banks Brewing Station
The Outer Banks Brewing Station is a pub in the classic European style of a ‘public house’. Families can enjoy live music, award winning beer, and food from great burgers to original entrees that incorporate local herbs, vegetables, seafood, meats, and house-made pastries. While the little ones play on the pirate ship in the backyard, the older folks can partake in a friendly game of corn hole. Look for them under the wind turbine. Kill Devil Hills.
Mako’s Beach Grille
At Mako’s, you’ll enjoy the casual, family-friendly atmosphere and one of the most eclectic menus on the beach, one that is sure to include something for everyone to enjoy. From the mouthwatering pizza made in Mako’s wood-fired oven to fresh local seafood, prime rib roasted with garlic and rosemary and a delicious plate of locally caught peel n’ eat shrimp, you’ll find your favorite dish here. With a full kids menu for the little ones and tropical themed cocktails for the grown ups, Mako’s is sure to become a family tradition if it isn’t already. Kill Devil Hills.
Jimmy’s Seafood Buffett
A meal at Jimmy’s Seafood Buffet means great food and great fun all rolled into one. Jimmy’s offers more than 100 menu items made fresh on site that include cuisine from the sea, garden and islands not to mention mouthwatering desserts, homemade soups and breads and a wide selection of menu options for the little bambinos. But great food is just the beginning. Guests come out for corn hole, the outside bar, and live entertainment, too! Kitty Hawk.
The Thai Room Restaurant offers a family friendly causal atmosphere and a menu that has something for everyone. A mainstay on the Outer Banks for more than 30 years, the Thai Room is a favorite among locals and visitors alike. Choose from a variety of appetizers for the table to share, such as grilled satay with peanut sauce, papaya salad and their popular summer rolls. The atmosphere is also perfect for little ones. Thai Room offers familiar items like chicken tenders and fries, shrimp baskets and “small plates” of noodles or fried rice dishes for the kids. Don’t’ forget to try the homemade fried bananas with ice cream. A delicious treat for any age! Kill Devil Hills.